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POLL: Napoleon's Submarines


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unknown member writes:

Agree with Frederick. Since the British blockading squadrons were almost constantly under sail, there would have been very little chance of a hand-powered submarine conducting a successful attack.

Jim


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Napoleon erred
35
36%
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no opinion
15
15%
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Napoleon made the right decision
48
49%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Robert Fulton, who would eventually become famous for developing steamboat travel, was also involved in developing submarines for use by the French. His first ship, the Nautilus, made two sorties against the British; his later proposal to build larger submarines was not accepted by Napoleon. Did Napoleon err?

Poll set up by unknown member, based on this pre-poll discussion.